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Datebook – August 31 – Hermann von Helmholtz turns 190

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Hermann von Helmholtz was born August 31, 1821 (and died September 8, 1894). He was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physiology and psychology, he is known for his mathematics of the eye, theories of vision, ideas on the visual perception of space, color vision research, and on the sensation of tone, perception of sound, and empiricism. In physics, he is known for his theories on the conservation of energy, work in electrodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, and on a mechanical foundation of thermodynamics. As a philosopher, he is known for his philosophy of science, ideas on the relation between the laws of perception and the laws of nature, the science of aesthetics, and ideas on the civilizing power of science.

It’s Wednesday, August 31

Market House Theatre opens its 48th season with the Tony Award winning play the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee starting tomorrow night, running through September 18. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets go online at

Fort Donelson National Battlefield hosts a living history encampment at the main unit along Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee – open 10 to 4 Saturday and Sunday. It’s the 150th anniversary of this Confederate fort’s being built. At 11 a.m. Saturday Junior Rangers learn about journalists and artists who covered the battles. Register for this program today at 931-232-5706.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts opens a visual arts celebration of Bill Monroe’s 100th Birthday titled Bluegrass Roots over Labor Day Weekend. Four concurrent exhibitions open with a preview gala and artist’s reception Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The museum’s at 9th and Frederica Street. See

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Datebook: June 7 – Supreme Court sets precedent for vulgar writing 40 years ago

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On June 7, 1971, the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen, setting a precedent for protecting vulgar writing under the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with freedom of speech. The Court overturned a disturbing the peace conviction of a man wearing a jacket decorated with profanity.

It’s Tuesday, June 7

There’s a Jackson Purchase ACA Trail Ride, Saddle Up for St. Jude, Saturday at Wrangler’s Campground in LBL. Registration is from 9 to 11:30 am; with the ride running from 12:30 to 4 pm. Lunch will take place from 11 am to noon. The award ceremony is set for 4 pm. Lunch is provided for participants collecting donations. Contact

Mickey Garrison offers a drawing workshop at the Murray Art Guild for youth ages 10 and up, all next week, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Traditional drawing techniques and fun themes with heroes and characters are part of the experience. Get details about this and other summer art workshops at

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts hosts a free visual and performing arts camp, Bluegrass Splash, for children ages 6 to 14 next Monday through July 1. Make reservations for the variety of sessions by phoning the museum. Tomorrow’s the deadline. See or call 270-685-3181.

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